Style of Walter Newall of Dumfries. Built 1830/40
incorporating existing house, moderately large neo-Tudor
country house, now a school. Main elevations with advanced
wide and narrow gables with hood-moulded mullioned/mullioned
and transomed windows, shaped skews run horizontally over
skewputts and with spike finials. Red ashlar.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5 bays, and symmetrically composed
with changing planes; castellated gothic central bay not
contemporary (?circa 1820), wide gabled outer bays,
intermediate bays (one with porch) with dormerheads. Deeply
recessed and slightly lower service wing right (not seen on
approach) with unusual gable finial with onion.
Long W elevation with canted window in advanced central
gable, 2-storey narrow square tower left rises above main
eaves level and has steep pyramidal fish-scale slated roof.
Axial stacks with diamond flues; all roofed with graded
slates. Some late 19th century additions to N, to service
Courtyard buildings (one with 1798 lintel) now mostly
derelict: stables listed separately.
INTERIOR: elaborate late 19th century work including ceiling
and cornice plasterwork and timber panelling. Spacious main
stair hall (?contemporary with castellated S-facing bay) with
(?later) lantern, scale-and-platt stone staircase with
decorative cast-iron balusters, 3-light coloured glass window
(at roof level) with Tudor-arched hood-mould.